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Postville detainees freed

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POSTVILLE (KWWL) - A judge has agreed to release 24 illegal immigrants being held as witnesses in Postville.

Agriprocessors employees were supposed to be deported after an immigration raid in 2008. Deportation was deferred so they could testify in the trial of former plant manager, Sholom Rubashkin.

Rubashkin was convicted of financial fraud, and the immigration charges were dropped. The former workers have been authorized work, but it's unclear whether they will be deported.

 

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